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Mental Health
Substance Use Disorders
Health Home
Homeless Services
Vocational Services
Primary Care
School-based Programs
Recovery Community
Child Advocacy Center
Your BestSelf begins here.

Are you or someone you love struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder? If you feel like behavioral health challenges are getting the Best of you, it’s time to talk to our experts.

Community Behavioral Health Clinics

We proudly offer Community Behavioral Health Clinics that provide all of the services you need under one roof. This new concept in outpatient care is designed to produce better outcomes.

Schedule A Consult

Whether you know the services you need or you don’t even know where to start—you’ve come to the right place. Our caring staff is here to listen to your story and match you with the right services.

Children & Teens

If your son or daughter is facing a mental health challenge, you are not alone. We offer innovative, researched-based preventive and treatment programs that help children and teens become their Best.

Adults

Mental illnesses are treatable and most people receive relief with an individualized treatment plan. BestSelf is proud to provide personalized, evidence-based mental health services that are focused on you.

Families

When it comes to keeping your family healthy and happy—we’re in this together. Learn more about the mental health services and support programs we offer for families throughout Western New York.

Substance Use Disorders

BestSelf offers a full spectrum of care for individuals experiencing problems related to alcohol and/or drug use—from counseling and medication-assisted treatment to relapse and prevention training.

Residential Treatment

The Lighthouse is a residential treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women and their children. We provide a supportive recovery environment that empowers women to live substance-free lives.

Recovery Connections

Provides mobile addiction treatment in the community. Treatment team includes physicians, nurses, counselors and peer support services.

Recovery Community

The BestSelf Recovery Community is truly a “center without walls,” actively expanding throughout the area to provide people with more pathways to recovery in more places.

Adults

The BestSelf Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management services to qualified Medicaid recipients to ensure their medical, mental health and substance abuse needs are being met.

Children

Our Children’s Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management to eligible children and youth. Our care managers make sure kids have access to all the services they need to stay healthy.

High Fidelity Wrap Program

Partners with the family to create and implement an individual plan of care that supports and strengthens the family in order to maintain the child in the community.

Homeless Services

We’re proud to offer a wide range of services to homeless individuals with mental illness. Our “housing first” approach gets people off the streets and links them with the care they need.

Homeless Outreach Team

The Outreach team works with area shelters as well as actively seeks out this difficult population under bridges, in alleys, on railroad tracks, park benches and other places not meant for human habitation.

Harambee House

Everyone deserves the chance to become his or her BestSelf. Harambee House is a residential facility providing permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals with mental illness.

Vocational Services

We help individuals recovering from mental illness or substance abuse disorders with obtaining and maintaining employment. We offer a wide range of services from career counseling to job placement.

ACCESS-VR

BestSelf Vocational Services can arrange a linkage with ACCESS-VR services. Learn how a state vocational counselor can develop an Individualized Plan of Employment (IPE) that achieves your goals.

Building Brighter Futures

BestSelf is dedicated to strengthening the mental health and safety of children at home, school and in the community. Learn how our Building Brighter Futures program keeps kids safe and productive.

School-Based Mental Health Clinic

Onsite counseling services embedded in area community centers, elementary and high schools.

Child Advocacy Center

The CAC works with law officials and medical, mental health and child protection professionals to help children and their families with a single, child-friendly, coordinated response.

BestSelf was awarded a four-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to integrate primary care with behavioral health.

Primary Care & Pediatric Satellite Clinics

BestSelf is co-located at various primary care and pediatrician offices where we provide onsite counseling services.

Recovery Community

The new BestSelf Recovery Community is a one-of-a-kind concept created to give people in all stages of recovery, and their families, a safe and welcoming environment to reclaim their lives. The BestSelf Recovery Community takes a holistic approach to recovery, offering a wide range of personalized services to promote healthy lifestyles—from support groups and life-skills training to nutrition seminars and exercise classes.

All of our programs and activities are created and lead for people in recovery by people in recovery. So when you’re part of the BestSelf Recovery Community, you’re among friends who understand what you’re going through.

A hub of hope

No matter what stage of recovery you’re in, or where you live in Western New York, you can discover your BestSelf here. Although many of our programs take place at our Buffalo headquarters, the BestSelf Recovery Community is truly a “center without walls,” actively expanding throughout the area to provide people with more pathways to recovery in more places. And because our members help create and drive our programming—the BestSelf Recovery Community is always changing and growing.

Look for this month’s calendar in Recovery Community News.

Program Features

12-Step Groups: Attend one of our AA or NA meetings

Addiction and the Brain: Psychoeducation group for individuals in recovery and their families

Addiction and the Family: Learn about addiction as a family disease and how to support recovery

Emotional First Aid: Navigate the world of emotions and learn how to manage feelings

Let’s Go!: Find energy and enthusiasm to recharge your recovery

Peer-to-Peer: A group for people in recovery led by people in recovery

Recovery Enhancement: Focus on stress release and mindfulness to support recovery

Self-Care: Discover your own needs and learn to take care of them

Smart Recovery: Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research

Education and Vocation Support

Physical Wellness Programs

Social Activities

Personalized Recovery Plans

Family support groups

Life skills training

Information on how to access addiction treatment services

Assistance with navigating insurance

Qualifications

No fees

No co-pays

No referrals

No insurance necessary